AMD sneak Warcraft, Dirt5 more RDNA2 features
Published in Gaming

Far Cry 6, Godfall, The Riftbreaker and World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

AMD is off to a great start with Radeon RX 6000 series and managed to serious confront Nvidia’s Geforce RTX 3000 series. Now the company wants to show about its Partner showcase and the impressive list of games.

Coumi ANC-860 Bluetooth 5.0 ANC headphones are good
Published in Reviews

Review: Decent performance for $57 (With code 50% off)

A few years back, we saw a clear indication that wired mobile phone headphones will be the thing of the past, with a strong tendency toward Bluetooth 5, charging case, and ANC combo use scenario. Today we have a chance to present COUMI that offers Bluetooth 5.0, ANC headphones for $50-ish.

MINIX NEO P1 is an insanely small GaN charger
Published in Reviews

Three devices, PD with 65W

MINIX is well known for its mini PC devices and has been a very successful player for years. In the meantime, the company expanded its portfolio to include USB Type-C storage and chargers.

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus now available
Published in News

$199 1TB and $399 2TB

Sabrent reached out to let us know that Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus is now available in 1TB, and 2TB sizes at and a few other places. The drive was initially announced in September, and it holds the fastest on the market crown with 7100 MB/s read and 6600 MB/s write performance.

Tiger Lake Xe GPU beats 4800U Renoir by 67.5 percent in Warcraft
Published in Graphics

Beat Geforce MX350 by 26 percent

An interesting development and a story has resurfaced as we have the performance results of three notebooks featuring Tiger Lake CPU with Integrated Xe, Gen 10 Core i7 with MX 350, and Ryzen 7 4800U Renoir.

Xilinx works with TI to develop energy efficient 5G radio
Published in News

Texas Instruments uses Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

Xilinx announced a collaboration with Texas Instruments (TI) to develop scalable and adaptable digital front-end (DFE) solutions to increase energy efficiency of lower antenna count radios. The solution leverages Xilinx's IP to enhance the RF performance and improve the power efficiency of indoor and outdoor radio applications.

Xiaomi Redmi TV Bar Speaker 30W reviewed
Published in Reviews

Review: Sub 50 Euro soundbar for the win

Redmi by Xiaomi is more known for phones, but in the meantime, the company also makes TV and soundbars, among other things, offering them at a favorable price in quite good quality.

Xilinx and Samsung announce Adaptable Computational Storage Drives
Published in Cloud

Industry's First

What the smart NIC did for the networking industry might be what SmartSSD powered by Xilinx FPGA might do for the storage industry. The company just announced its fully customizable and scalable SmartSSD computational storage platform. The general idea behind it moves to compute closer to storage for accelerated data processing speed and efficiency.

Apple M1 SoC performance claims don't add up
Published in PC Hardware

PowerPoint slides, no data

Watching Apple's MacBook silicon, M1 presentation left me astonished by the amount of information not based on facts. Without any thread of evidence, Apple's Johny Srouji, Senior Vice President, Hardware Technologies, was throwing claims that it has the fastest CPU core, fastest GPU core, best performance per watt, and throwing 2X or 3X in the equation.

Xilinx introduces breakthrough Zynq RFSoC DFE
Published in Network

For Mass 5G Radio Deployments

Xilinx is a rather big player in 5G infrastructure with its very attractive Zynq RFSoC, and today the company announced a new Zynq RFSoC DFE to help accomplish the evolving standard of 5G NR.